BRAINTREE Cricket Club captain Louis Cant is thrilled to see the teamwork that is driving his side forward in their quest for Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship division two honours this year.

Having had a setback at Frinton the week before, the Dolphins were quickly back to winning ways as they dominated a weather-affected game against Sudbury twos last weekend and secured a 147-run victory.

In the absence of the influential Barry Stephens, who picked up a calf injury at Frinton, the game saw Dean Bass claim impressive bowling figures of six for 27 as Sudbury struggled to match Braintree's scoring in the second half of the encounter.

And Cant is pleased to see the strength that he knows exists within the Braintree squad being shown, with players stepping up.

He said: "As big of a player as Barry is for us, we have plenty of players that are able to step up and produce match winning performances, when we need them to.

"There’s a real sense of everyone working for each other in the team at the moment and that is a true promising sign that if we all perform to our best, someone will produce the goods, when required."

Braintree will now head to Clacton on Saturday looking to build on their win, but Stephens wont be making the trip to Vista Road.

Cant added: "Barry is a definite no and by the way he was walking on Saturday, I can’t see him being in playing condition for at least a few more weeks.

"We will keep working as a unit, hopefully keep producing good results and look forward to having him back as a soon as possible."

While Braintree were dodging heavy showers to secure their division two win, though, there was frustration for Witham Cricket Club's players as their division one match against Worlington was abandoned at the Park.

Witham came into the game on the back of two early wins and started impressively as they hit 21 off the opening two overs, but heavy rain left a patch of the outfield too soggy for play to continue and the game was called off.

Skipper Jake Wakelin's side will look for better fortune when they head to Wivenhoe on Saturday.